This Week’s Highlights at Third Eye Comics for Wednesday 4/19/17

The mysteries of WHAT happened to the DC Universe between FLASHPOINT and now are revealed in the BUTTON crossover beginning with BATMAN #21 this Wednesday in THE BUTTON CHAPTER 1!

The very first mysteries that began to unfold in last year’s DC REBIRTH one-shot are now explored in this highly anticipated crossover!

OK, so – we’ve been DYING for this storyline ever since the last pages of last Summer’s incredible DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH one-shot.

And, now, it’s almost here, and we know that you are just as pumped as we are, about seeing just what the heck is going on with the driving force behind DCU Rebirth: the introduction of the WATCHMEN world to the DCU.

Starting this April, the story will unfold in the pages of two of DC’s biggest books: BATMAN and FLASH, in a special four part crossover, and trust us, Third Eye Faithful, you’re not gonna want to miss this!

What is THE BUTTON all about? 

In the pages of the universe-redefining DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH one-shot, there was a fateful scene where Batman finds the iconic button worn by the Comedian in the Batcave.

From there, our brains pretty much exploded as we realized just what was going on with DC REBIRTH, and what came before it.

Now, in a storyline that may be the biggest thing DC has done since FLASHPOINT, the BUTTON will start to reveal evertyhing, and we cannot wait to get to reading it.

The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall.

What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects!

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Marvel’s SECRET EMPIRE is a 110% homerun — whether you’re a long-time Marvel fan, brand new to the Marvel U, or a lapsed fan curious about getting back into the fold.. this is the storyline to check out!

It all begins in SECRET EMPIRE #0 this Wednesday!

We gotta tell you, Third Eye Faithful, Marvel has a serious home-run on their hands with SECRET EMPIRE.

We read the advance copy of #0, and holy crap: it blew our minds. And, I gotta tell you, after getting an early peek at the FCBD edition of SECRET EMPIRE that adds a little extra content to the main storyline — we gotta tell you: that ol’ Marvel magic is back in full effect!

This IS what you want out of a big event comic, and when you read this week’s SECRET EMPIRE #0, you’ll see exactly what we mean!

In SECRET EMPIRE #0, many questions are asked: what if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy?

What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now!
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community.

Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals.

The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen.

All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out — and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!
Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested.

As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge.

How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?

What’s the scoop on SECRET EMPIRE?

So — for the last year or so in the pages of CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS, we’ve been following the fact that Steve Rogers has been co-opted (due to the meddling of a sentient cosmic cube who had been tampered with to believe it was doing the right thing) into believing that he’s been raised as a HYDRA operative, and the way of HYDRA is the right way to go.

Now, after quietly making a ton behind-the-scene plays — Steve Rogers has revealed himself and his plan to the world at large, and HYDRA has taken control of most of the United States, with Steve getting sworn in as head of SHIELD with new emergency powers (in the pages of CIVIL WAR II: THE OATH, in stock now).

So, yeah, the Marvel Universe is about to become a pretty freakin’ scary place, and guess what: it’s going to be up to the heroes of the Marvel Universe to unite far and wide to battle the combined forces of HYDRA.

Why is this so cool? Well, first off — it’s been a VERY long time since we’ve seen a Marvel “big” storyline where the heroes aren’t just fighting each other. It feels GOOD to see a more heroic, more MARVEL kinda vibe going for the Marvel Universe where we’re going to see good guys fighting bad guys ( and let’s face it: who’s more bad than HYDRA, right? ).

Secondly – there’s a ton of speculation and theories surrounding just what SECRET EMPIRE will lead to. We know there’s some BIG stuff on the way for Marvel in the Summer and Fall, and we have a feeling that SECRET EMPIRE is just the tip of the iceberg to that.

And, then the even bigger theory is that Secret Empire is potentially the catalyst for the iconic OLD MAN LOGAN dystopian future where many of the Marvel heroes were killed, society had fallen, and the country had been divided into factions ruled by the Marvel’s most fearsome bad guys.

Little subtle things like that image of Mount Rushmore with the Red Skull’s face on it, and more give reason to believe that this could potentially mean that the Red Skull in the Old Man Logan future has something to do with the events of SECRET EMPIRE.

And, let’s not forget those visions in CIVIL WAR II of the OLD MAN LOGAN future that await.

Third – it’s a storyline that’s just plain slam-packed with action. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a big Marvel storyline where we just got good ol’ fashion Marvel mayhem the way we like it — and this looks to be it!

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Make sure to get the full story with all 3 of the SECRET EMPIRE Opening Salvo prelude issues this week! CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16, THUNDERBOLTS #12, and US AVENGERS #5

Three crucial SURPRISE prelude tie-ins to SECRET EMPIRE drop this week! Do NOT sleep on these!

We gotta tell you, Third Eye Faithful — we haven’t been this excited about a big Marvel storyline in a long time, and it’s for good reason – everything we’ve gotten to read so far for SECRET EMPIRE has been INCREDIBLE.

And, while that’s only been a few previews, and a couple of advances on issues, we can tell you right now: Marvel is getting on track with this series in a BIG way!

This week, alongside the SECRET EMPIRE #0 that kicks everything off, they’re dropping THREE surprise prelude tie-ins to SECRET EMPIRE that were previously unannounced (which means they’re gonna be taking folks by surprise far and wide, and flying off shelves fast!)!

First, we’ve got CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16, which is the crucial moments before everything explodes.

In this issue, the stage is set! Everything has been leading to this moment! It’s time for Captain America to step out of the shadows to change the very landscape of the Marvel Universe in a massive way!

Next up, THUNDERBOLTS  #12, ties together all those loose ends that have led us to this point.

The Masters of Evil, the fate of Kobik, betrayal, destruction and the future of the Thunderbolts – it all comes together here, explaining just how the world of SECRET EMPIRE has come to be!





Finally, the third tie-in to round everything out is US AVENGERS #5, which shows us just how Steve Rogers’s master plan impacts A.I.M, and the work of Roberto Da Costa!

And, the lines are drawn, when we see just where Cannonball (aka Sam Guthrie) will be forced to choose a side.

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GOD COUNTRY writer Donny Cates debuts a killer new Image series from Skybound (Walking Dead, Manifest Destiny, Birthright, etc.) with REDNECK #1!

Vampires and Texas collide in this hard-hitting horror comic!

We’re big fans of what writer Donny Cates has done on the series GOD COUNTRY, and when we got to check out his new series REDNECK, we knew it was going to be a fantastic read!

In this killer new ongoing series from the SKYBOUND imprint (who bring you WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST, MANIFEST DESTINY,  EXTREMITY and so much more), we’re introduced to the world of the Bowmans.

The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood.

Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!

Snag a copy this week & find out why this was one of our new favorites!

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ALL STAR BATMAN VOL.1 MY OWN WORST ENEMY collects the 1st 5 issues of SCOTT SNYDER’s incredible new BATMAN series into one hardcover!

There’s no doubt about it, Third Eye Faithful, Scott Snyder is really doing some incredible work with ALL STAR BATMAN, and we’re loving every second of it.

This series, which basically gives the superstar writer of BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: BLACK MIRROR, and more, the opportunity to reintroduce and redefine some of the most iconic BATMAN bad guys in his rogues gallery, has had us hooked from the beginning!

Pairing Scott Snyder’s incredible storytelling and writing with superstar comic artists like DECLAN SHALVEY, JOHN ROMITA JR, JOCK, and more, ALL STAR BATMAN is quite simply THE Batman book you gotta be reading, Third Eye Faithful! It’s so freakin’ good!

In this first volume, Batman finds himself trying to help his old friend Harvey Dent, a.k.a. the villainous Two-Face!

The Dark Knight accompanies his sometime friend on a cross-country trip to fix his scarred face and end the Two-Face identity forever.

But when the former Gotham City D.A. sets a plan into motion to free himself, what deadly secrets from the past will bubble to the surface? Collects issues #1-5.

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CURSE WORDS #4 continues one of our favorite new IMAGE COMICS series! 

We’ve been loving the hilarious antics going down in CURSE WORDS from writer CHARLES SOULE, and artist RYAN BROWNE!

This week, the fun continues, as Wizord must regain his magical powers before (a) he dies and (b) the world ends, in that order of importance.

To do so, he must travel to a truly horrifying place…LOS ANGELES! Meanwhile, the beautiful, terrible Ruby Stitch finally appears in our world–and she is READY TO RUMBLE.

Super fun book – if you’re not yet on board with this one, we highly recommend catching up and finding out why we dig it! We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA graphic novel delivers an all new HELLBOY tale this Wednesday!

OK, so first of all: new HELLBOY = instant win, right? I mean, c’mon: we can’t get enough of the pulpy masterpiece Mike Mignola has created, and anytime we can get new content with the character, we’re all about it.

But, secondly: it’s featuring a collaboration with the one and only Gary Giannia, who you may or may not already know from cult comics favorite MonsterMen, which is a must-read for any HELLBOY fan.

Seriously tho: this is gonna rule.

Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature.

Following the events of Hellboy: The Island, Gary Gianni draws Hellboy in a brand-new graphic novel.

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The all new ongoing NICK FURY series kicks off this week with NICK FURY #1!

We were super impressed by the 1st issue of the new ongoing NICK FURY series, and if you haven’t had a chance to look into this one yet, we highly recommend checking it out!

The world is a dangerous place.  And there’s danger in drawing attention to your plans.

When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than NICK FURY.

An all-new era for the superspy begins here, as Fury is sent on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera.

He’ll need to outmaneuver the enemy as the complex dance of espionage begins, but will he meet his match in the mysterious FRANKIE NOBLE?

Grab the edge of your seat and don’t let go – this caper’s just getting started!

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PLASTIC #1 delivers an eerie new read from IMAGE COMICS this week!

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.”

Her affection quiets his vile urges.

Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other.

Life is good…until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom.

Oh, and Virginia? She’s a blow-up doll.

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One of comics true superstar artists returns with an incredible new read!

Who doesn’t like Surf and Turf? Well, what do you do when Surf and Turf doesn’t like YOU???

The Shaolin Cowboy, returns and will try to answer those questions as the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge… AGAIN!!!

Folks, just trust us: GEOFF DARROW’S art is ALWAYS a treat, and this is no exception! Just click the link below to check out the preview!

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VENOM #6 reunites the symbiote with Eddie Brock and sets up for next month’s highly anticipated VENOM #150!

We gotta tell you: we’re so stoked about the upcoming VENOM run beginning with issue #150, and we think you all know why, right, Third Eye Faithful?

It’s ’cause Eddie Brock is once again VENOM, and that alone is pretty awesome!

This week you can get an early look at what’s in store for the big reunion as Brock and Venom reunite in this week’s VENOM #6!

Wanna get caught up on the earlier issues? We’ve got VENOM 1-5 in stock to get you current!

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WORLD READER #1 debuts from AFTERSHOCK this week & delivers one heck of an awesome sci-fi read!

Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds… as she fights to discover the secret that’s killing the universe.

But Death doesn’t give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives.

Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die.

This chilling, epic new series that will appeal to fans of THE ARRIVAL, INTERSTELLAR, and THE EXPANSE.

PLUS: it features GORGEOUS artwork from JUAN DOE, who we’ve been big fans of for a while now!

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The final volume of Image’s horror hit REVIVAL arrives with REVIVAL VOL.8 this Wednesday!

A must-read — if you’ve never tried it, snag volume 1 this week! A blend of FARGO and THE WALKING DEAD!

The final collection in the acclaimed REVIVAL series. The existence of the Revivers is killing the world, and an unlikely alliance of Dana, Em, and Em’s murderer must travel across a community in the midst of civil war to stop it. Collects REVIVAL #42-47


1revivalsmalltpStart reading REVIVAL with REVIVAL VOL.1 YOU’RE AMONG FRIENDS TPB

If you’ve never read REVIVAL, we cannot recommend it enough — this series is one of our favorite reads up there with SAGA, EAST OF WEST, and more, and it may be the most compelling take on horror comics since WALKING DEAD.

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect.

Get the first graphic novel, collecting issues 1-5, and hop on board!

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MONSTERS UNLEASHED goes ongoing in the new MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 this Wednesday!

From acclaimed writer CULLEN BUNN, known for his work on DEADPOOL, UNCANNY X-MEN and more, comes a high-action sci-fi series centered on a team of monstrous and monstrously massive do-gooders including KID KAIJU, AEGIS, SLIZZIK, SCRAGG, HI-VO AND MEKARA..

Now teaming up with vampire-hunter ELSA BLOODSTONE, the series unfolds as the team takes on gargantuan creatures and protects the planet from ruin and disaster.

However, can they be accepted by the rest of the Marvel Universe and allowed to help, or will they be deemed dangerous as well?

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INVINCIBLE #135 features the best April Fool’s variant ever with GWINVINCIBLE!

We LOVE a lot of the rad IMAGE April theme variants spoofing other iconic comic covers, but our favorite so far has gotta be this rad Spider-Gwen homage with INVINCIBLE #135!

And, of course, as always, INVINCIBLE is an incredible read. No doubt about that!

Spider-Gwen fan? Invincible fan? Both? Snag a copy this week at Third Eye!

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Image’s new hit GOD COUNTRY continues with GOD COUNTRY #4 this Wednesday!


We’re loving the heck out of GOD COUNTRY, and cannot wait to get our hands on issue #4 as Emmett Quinlan does the unthinkable: he ventures straight into the depths of Hell to lay down some retribution!

God Country delivers a read that blends the gritty hard-hitting drama of Jason Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS with classic hero myths like THOR and KING ARTHUR into one amazing read.

In GOD COUNTRY, we meet Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle.

When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.

The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.

He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 1-3 in stock to get you current!

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